Go Forth Stirling are delighted to announce that we have secured Jon Walton as BID Director. Jon has worked the length and breadth of the UK and has a wealth of experience. We feel it’s a significant coup for Stirling that we have been able to appoint him to lead the Go Forth Stirling projects.
‘I am delighted to be returning to Scotland as BID Director for Go Forth Stirling, after a few years in England running one of the most established BIDS in Plymouth and a new one in Southampton. I think Stirling has huge potential and the BID can generate a collaborative approach that will ensure it will fulfil this potential. I have a lot of experience of retail, food and drink and crucially destination management over the last 30 years, which I hope will bring real benefits to Stirling and its businesses.'
Go Forth Board
Made up by enthusiastic volunteers from local and national organisations with a presence in Stirling. The Board are united in their support for Stirling’s business improvement district and the aims of the Business Plan approved by Levy Payers.
Andrew’s 15 years accountancy experience both within the practice environment and industry has allowed him to start a number of businesses within the Stirling area. As a local resident he is passionate about the city’s future and determined to help Stirling grow and become more successful for the residents, visitors and businesses.
‘Stirling’s geographical location is its best asset, I believe the city can and will grow, and attract lots of inward investment.’
Peter’s experience running Stirling’s only department store and managing his large team brings an invaluable set of disciplines to the BID steering group. His diligence and methodical approach help drive the campaign forward without losing momentum.
‘Working for Debenhams allows me to compare Stirling against other cities I visit. It’s clear to me that our city has lots of potential for growth and success in the future.’
David chairs Stirling City Heritage Trust which aims to preserve and restore Stirling’s traditional built heritage. He is also vice-chair of Stirling District Tourism Ltd, which is responsible for the National Wallace Monument. David is an excellent advisor to the group on all things relating to Stirling’s heritage and tourism market.
‘I’m passionate about Stirling’s history but I want it to have a successful future too. An organisation for businesses to come together will help protect and promote Stirling.’
Board Members and Advisors
Board Member - Marketing & Events Team
Business Owner - Trend Clothing
Board Member - Business Support Team
Business Owner - Stirling Arcade
Stirling Council - Economic Development
Store Manager - Boots Stirling
Branch Manager - Waitrose Stirling
Board Member - City Environment Team
Business owner - Our Place Cafe
Business Owner - Specsavers Stirling
Area Manager - Castle Leisure Group
Director of Commercial Services University of Stirling
Advisor - Marketing
Business Owner - Conkered
Managing Director - Retailers Against Crime
Chief Inspector - Police Scotland